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Cruisin’ Christiansburg with Kids Pinewood Derby

The Third Annual Cruisin’ Christiansburg will be held by the Montgomery Museum and Lewis Miller Regional Art Center on Saturday May 12, 2018 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. This is a free, family-friendly event.

A cruise-in is a gathering of people who drive their classic or muscle cars on a regular basis and people who just like to look at cars, especially the classics.  Members of the Blue Ridge Mountain MOPAR Club will participate in the event.  A variety of classic cars will be parked along Main and Hickok Streets. Come to see and explore these classic cars, talk with other people who are interested in cars, and make new friends with a shared interest. Want to bring your classic car? Contact Dale Echols atdjechols@aol.com.

The Hot Diggity Dog food truck will be selling hot dogs and hamburgers at the event.  Snacks, water, and soft drinks will be available for purchase at the museum tent.  Music from the 1950s will add to the fun!

Artists have been invited to attend and create “plein air” artwork at the event.  Plein air painting is all about leaving the four walls of the studio behind and experiencing painting and drawing in the open air. 

Continue a Cub Scouting custom or make a new family tradition, by creating cars from a block of wood and racing in the Pinewood Derby sponsored by Cub Scout Pack 145. The derby will be held at Great Road Hall (the former Main Street Baptist Church) at 100 W. Main St. in Christiansburg from 3:30-7:30. Racers can bring their own already-made Pinewood Derby car or build a new one from a Pinewood Derby kit. The kits are available for purchase for $5 from the Montgomery Museum at 300 S. Pepper Street in Christiansburg. All ages are encouraged to build and race on the track provided by Pack 145.  All children who race will receive a special Pinewood Derby patch.  The race will be an “outlaw” version, meaning there will be no weighing or measurements.  The only requirement is that the car fit on the track.

Come out and join us for this exciting multi-faceted event in downtown Christiansburg!